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    Knob Creek Rye

    Curiosity finally got the better of me. I was out hunting, and saw it on sale, well under $30. The lack of discussion around here should have been my warning. It tastes exactly like Old Overholt, except a little more age and proof. It has the peanut skin aftertaste (like Overholt). It's mighty hot too. Not much else. I had a dram of Dant BIB after the KC Rye, just to make sure nothing as wrong with my taste buds. The Dant tasted just fine. In the future, I'll pass Overholt, and KC Rye. Maybe it works as a mixer, but not straight for me.

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Beam only has the one rye recipe so yes, Knob Creek is an older, higher proof version of Overholt.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    So beam had two rye labels. OO used to be good. Now they have three. They all blow. HHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMM. Something doesn't add up here.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Let's not forget the (ri)1 which is of the same stable.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Let's not forget the (ri)1 which is of the same stable.
    True but they still all blow. Their only competition for last place in my taste test is WTR81.

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    I received a Ri1 for x-mas, and planned on making Manhattans with it. Once I did, the drinks showed no Rye characteristics at all. Made a few versions, and the spirit was always lost. (And I make strong drinks.) I finally choked down the rest of the bottle by pouring it over ice. I guess it ended up working as a maintenance drink. I wish Suntory would hurry up and get here.

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Didn't Beam initially promote Ri1 as a cocktail whisky?
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Overholt and JB Rye positively bore me to tears. Ri1 did at first too, but it grew on me. Particularly, as I bought it at $19.99, instead of $49.99... Seriously though, it definitely has more depth and fullness to the OO and JBR. My bottle of KC Rye was a very pleasant and surprising development. The proof and age really gave it a significant boost over other Beam ryes, and I likened it WTR 101 in oomph factor. I like punch me in the nose and make my eyes water type of ryes, and IMO the KCR did that for me. Interestingly enough, I haven't purchased another bottle, though I am tempted often, due to the price. I danged near did last week, and may decide to this week, however.
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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Overholt and JB Rye positively bore me to tears. Ri1 did at first too, but it grew on me. Particularly, as I bought it at $19.99, instead of $49.99... Seriously though, it definitely has more depth and fullness to the OO and JBR. My bottle of KC Rye was a very pleasant and surprising development. The proof and age really gave it a significant boost over other Beam ryes, and I likened it WTR 101 in oomph factor. I like punch me in the nose and make my eyes water type of ryes, and IMO the KCR did that for me. Interestingly enough, I haven't purchased another bottle, though I am tempted often, due to the price. I danged near did last week, and may decide to this week, however.
    Ri1 could not find my Joey button, or anyone else's button, for that matter.

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    Re: Knob Creek Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Ri1 could not find my Joey button, or anyone else's button, for that matter.
    It's a one of a kind, I'm afraid.
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